Monday, August 22, 2011
more bags !?!
Seems like these Christmas bags are becoming an obsession around here, doesn't it? They are a pleasure to knit and have given me an opportunity to dig in to the motifs, borders and peeries charted in Alice Starmore's "Book of Fair Isle Knitting". And I've been receiving a lot of positive feedback online and in person; enough to make me think that these would be a good seller at a Christmas craft show.
On Saturday Knit 4 Less had their one year anniversary sale. I picked up a bag each of inky blue, bright green and snow white sport weight acrylic yarn at a very good price. Too bad there was no more red in stock. Saturday afternoon I cast on to knit a medium sized bag with a Norwegian Star motif. By Sunday afternoon the bag was complete, despite spending most of the day doing laundry, cleaning the house, cooking and quilting instead of knitting at all.
One down, dozens more to go. It's okay though, changing up the Fair Isle charts keeps it interesting. At least so far.